Topic: Friday Night Dump

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No iPad for Xmas?
December 27, 2011—For those who found an iPad or some other cool electronic device waiting for them under the Christmas tree, congratulations! We hope you get a lot of joy and use out of the new device. Of course, as we first footnoted back in April when we discovered this, there’s another way to get an iPad: […]

Holiday greetings from team footnoted!
December 23, 2011—Every day that the SEC is open, the folks here at footnoted trawl through Edgar (well, actually 10KWizard, which is now known as Morningstar Document Research) to find the nuggets, pearls, giant stinking piles of poop, and, yes, some rare diamonds, that publicly traded companies pass off as their public disclosures to investors both large […]

Laying it on thick at athenahealth…
December 22, 2011—The last time we checked in on Athenahealth (ATHN), the healthcare-IT outfit, they were paying $7.7 million to buy a 396-acre resort on the coast of Maine, as Michelle footnoted in June. So when they popped up on our radar again last week, we took a closer look. And we got an eyeful: an 8-K […]

Better than government work for Scowcroft…
December 21, 2011—The tradition of government officials leaving jobs and parlaying their knowledge and contacts into real wealth from the business world is so old that there are probably hieroglyphs illustrating the point. But just how lucrative those opportunities can be might still surprise you. At least, it surprised us when we read the preliminary proxy that […]

Update: ADP’s ex-CEO indicted, hearing set…
December 20, 2011—Update on arrest of former ADP CEO Gary Butler. With further update Feb. 2013: Charges dropped, expunged under pre-trial intervention program.

Help us find the worst footnote of 2011!
December 19, 2011—It’s that time of year again, and we’re not talking about tips for the countless number of people who seem to have their hands out at this time of year. (Failing to tip the garbagemen here at footnoted world headquarters, for example, practically ensures that the plastic tubs will need to be replaced from repeatedly […]

Major merger money for Pharmasset execs…
December 7, 2011—Yesterday, clinical-stage pharmaceutical company Pharmasset, Inc. (VRUS) filed regulatory documents related to the proposed acquisition by Gilead Sciences, Inc. (GILD), a deal valued at approximately $11 billion. If shareholders approve the acquisition, they’re slated to get $137 per share – a rather tidy premium of 89%, over the $72.67 that the stock closed at on […]

Extra hours at the Friday night dump…
November 25, 2011—We’re guessing that the more industrious (or perhaps we should type craziest) readers of the site have already partaken in Black Friday festivities. After all, a wide range of stores including Best Buy (BBY), Kohl’s (KSS) and the Old Navy unit of Gap Stores (GPS) opened their doors at midnight. But here at footnoted, we’re […]

A CEO’s bounty at American Eagle Outfitters…
November 23, 2011—While many of us will reflect on our blessings as we gather with friends or family tomorrow for Thanksgiving Day, we predict that Robert L. Hanson’s celebration will be particularly festive. As American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (AEO) announced last week, the company named Hanson as its new Chief Executive Officer and a director, starting January […]

Clear Channel pays exec to ride his own jet…
November 22, 2011—A few weeks ago, we footnoted the generous pay package that Robert “Bob” Pittman snagged by taking the chief executive’s job at CC Media Holdings (CCMO), the parent company of the Clear Channel broadcasting and advertising businesses. Pittman had been a muckety at the company formerly known as AOL Time Warner, and his new employer […]